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Plae Pakaa

St 13, corner of St. 178 | National Museum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 17 998 570
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Ranked #2 of 45 attractions in Phnom Penh
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Type: Performances
Owner description: Thank you for joining us for the season - it was a great success! Please join us for the new season starting June - August 2014. Plae Pakaa is an... more » Owner description: Thank you for joining us for the season - it was a great success! Please join us for the new season starting June - August 2014. Plae Pakaa is an initiative by Cambodian Living Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to the transformation of Cambodia through the arts. The production features two rotating shows in an open-air theater at the National Museum of Phnom Penh. Each performance showcases a wide range of traditional performing arts. With more than Apsara dances, we offer you the chance to discover the diversity of Cambodian culture and traditional arts through dramatic and dynamic performances. In addition to giving a unique opportunity to experience Cambodian culture and arts, Cambodian Living Arts aims to empower emerging arts professionals through their development and employment. Your participation enhances our mission to transform and revitalize the country through creative expression. « less
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Bangalore, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

good dancers and muscians - a good show with professinal performances. Staff are very friendly and willing to help.

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Christ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Was well worth going to. Awesome show. Great to see young people keeping the culture going. Would recommend it to everyone. Great value for money as well

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Assen, The Netherlands
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We bought tickets to the show when we visited the National Museum earlier that day. Didnt really know what to expect but we were pleasently surprised. The show is very well introduced and information is given about the different performances. The dancers and musicians (former art students) really seemed to enjoy themselves. The show was very entertaining and gives a... More

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Melissa I, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

Hi there! So glad you took advantage of our pre-sales tickets and that you were pleasantly surprised :) our artist truly love what they do. With visitors like you Cambodian Living Arts can continue to support these immersing artists! Thanks for your support! Safe travels back home. More

Milano
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117 reviews 117 reviews
62 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

A truly Cambodian show held by Cambodian Living Arts, to help maintain and develop the art traditions wiped out by the khmer rouge regime. They offer 3 shows and I attended "Passage of Life", a discovery of Cambodian life from the ancient times, with elaborate rituals accompanied by Khmer musics. They cover the journey beginnning with birth to youth to... More

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Melissa I, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

Max, You've written such a beautiful description of the piece, thank you. We are glad you enjoyed the show and hope the next time you are in Cambodia you can come to the other two shows. We hope you learned a bit about our culture! Thanks for your support. More

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The show was exceptional. All characters were passionate about their acts; it was almost like a real life event. It was very emotional in this show, Yike Mak Therng. The demotivating thing is that before the show and after the show, all the speech by the young guide was done in English only. It seemed like the show only caters... More

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Melissa I, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. You make a good point and we've asked our FOH team to translate into English and Khmer when able. As an organization we care very deeply about the Khmer community. What you may not see is the promotions and demonstrations we do at local schools, offering student discounts and encouraging young students to join... More

Hoi An
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Great show with wonderful performers. Live music and singing. Just got back to the hotel and I am still buzzing from it. A must see!!!!

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Melissa I, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

Bryan, Wow - what a wonderful feeling. Thank you for sharing this. I have seen the show many times and I still get a 'buzz' from the performance. The artists truly love what they do and you can tell. Thank you for your support! More

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We discovered Cambodia Living Arts Plae Pakaa last year and only had time to see the dance. This year we saw the dance (twice), the opera, and life cycle, and also went to the school and visited a dance class. The quality of the performances is exceptional, and the dance in particular is a very slick, professional presentation - spell... More

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Melissa I, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

Hi! To hear that we have repeat visitors is always a treat! Thank you for taking the time to come see us again. We are so glad you enjoyed the show. In 2015 we're hoping to raise the funds to put on NEW shows! So hopefully you can come back. Cheers to the arts! More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Having missed the opportunity to see a performance on my last visit I made a point of it this time round. I visited the museum and spoke with a lady on the ticket stand who was very friendly and helpful. Later that evening I arrived to be guided by smiling staff and lanterns to a cosy little open air theatre... More

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Melissa I, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

We are so glad you were able to join us this time! What a wonderful review. I will share it with the FOH team that greeted you at the door. It is uplifting to hear that you felt no need for translation - as we believe arts is a universal language. Thank you so much for your review and we... More

Great Haywood, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

When visiting the national museum we picked up the tickets at a stand outside offering a $1 discount therefore tickets were $14 each and the performance was worth every dollar. After introductions which included information about the project keeping Cambodian history alive and re-learning lost skills the performance began. It was very professional and told a number of traditional tales... More

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Melissa I, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

So glad to hear it was the highlight of your time in Phnom Penh Linda. Your attendances helps to make our program sustainable so we are so appreciative of our guests. We are glad you enjoyed the show. Thank you again! More

Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Beautiful but sad story told very professionally. Acting, singing, music, dancing and story telling all in the one performance. Very good value for money. A must do when you are in Phnom Penh.

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Melissa I, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

Hello Karen, Yes the story of Mak Therng is very emotional but shares a great lesson in the end and is a Cambodian classic. Thank you so much for spending the evening with us and sharing your thoughts. More

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